In this 3-part conversation “Unmasking,” attempt survivors Kelechi Ubozoh, Leah Harris and Iden Campbell and psychologist Dr. April Foreman discuss the power of taking off the mask and ending the silence surrounding suicide - opening a much-needed conversation that could save lives.
More than 1,000 guests attended the red-carpet awards ceremony and top films screening in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 22nd to celebrate the achievement of young filmmakers across the state. Lisa was honored to receive a Directing Change award for Outstanding Film with Messaging around Suicide Prevention. Lisa was also thrilled to hand out [...]
On July 18, 1993, I attempted suicide. I was at the point where the emotional pain was just too much for me. I had struggled with depression as far back as I could remember. As a child at the time, I didn’t know it was called depression - I was just sad. I wondered why [...]
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the Stanislaus County Suicide Prevention Advisory Board for all their efforts in presenting four free community screenings of The S Word in downtown Modesto, Ceres, Patterson and West Modesto. Every screening featured Spanish subtitles and the Q & A panel discussion with Lisa in Ceres [...]
Lisa had the honor of presenting The S Word at the the Third Annual Governor’s Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Q & A afterward reflected an engaged and deeply thoughtful audience reaction. Thank you Richard Barrett for inviting us and for the warm reception. And, as you can see, Lisa got to meet the governor. [...]
In this 3-part conversation, “Self Care,” attempt survivor and mental health advocate Leah Harris, loss survivor and mental health advocate Mariette Hartley and artist David Best share their stories of self care and connecting with others and how those simple things can save lives and revive the human spirit.
Talented young filmmaker Milo Ferguson, a junior at Oakwood Secondary School in Southern California, created this video in memory of his friend who died by suicide.
I don’t remember how long it was after my suicide attempt that I knew I wanted to live. It wasn’t immediate, I know that. I didn’t wake up in the intensive care unit, fill my lungs with oxygen from a plastic tube and think, “Thank God I’m alive.” What came to me first was that [...]